Inuit Art Auction

May 30, 2017

LOT 106

Lot 106


Lot 106 Details
GERMAINE ARNAKTAUYOK (1946-), E5-472, Iglulik / Igloolik


aquatint and etching
hors commerce, 4/5
11.5" x 25.5" — 29.2 x 64.8 cm.

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $1,140
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Neil Christopher, Unikkaaqtuat, An Introduction to Inuit Myths and Legends, “Origin of the Caribou”, 2011, page 50.


“A long time ago a spirit married a woman from a village. He did not need any food so he did not hunt. The men of the village told him repeatedly that he had to provide for his wife, and that he must go hunting. Finally, the spirit grew angry and with his spear made a hole in the ground. Out jumped a caribou which he killed and took home. The next time, a man from the village followed him and saw how he caught the caribou and how he closed up the hole again. As soon as the spirit had gone back to the village, the villager opened the hole. He did not close it quickly enough and all the caribou came out and spread over the earth.”


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LOT 106

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  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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